Novak Djokovic was untouchable at the 2019 Australian Open as he won his favourite Grand Slam tournament for a recording breaking 7th time, passing all-time greats Roy Emerson and Roger Federer mark of 6 Australian Open titles.
To underscore his dominance, Djokovic systematically picked apart the game of Rafael Nadal in the 2019 Australia Open Men’s Final, with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory in a breathtaking performance as he lifted the Norman Brooks Challenge Cup Trophy to now hold an all-time Australian Open record that may never be broken.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated a brave Petra Kvitova in three spell-bounding sets 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4 to became just the second player to win her ‘home’ Asia-Pacific Grand Slam by winning the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Final.
Young Osaka proved that she just may be the future of Women’s Tennis, as she became the new World Number 1 and Asia’s first Number 1 in the process. She channels the power game of Serena Williams with a dogged ‘never-say-die’ approach.
French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert defeated 2017 Champs Australian John Peers and Finnish partner Henri Kontinen in the 2019 Australian Open Men’s Doubles Final, emerging victorious 6-4, 7-6 in an intense match.
Aussie Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai of China beat defending champions Kristina Mladenovic of France and Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2019 Australian Open Women’s Doubles Final.
Asia Pacific’s Grand Slam takes place across three primary courts: Rod Laver Arena, the Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena. Rod Laver Arena is the main stadium for the Australian Open Finals and it can seat almost 15 000 people.
With iconic blue courts, dramatic late-night matches played under floodlights in front of full stadiums, the Australian Open is the perfect way to kick off each tennis season. The players love the crowds and the laid-back Aussie nature off-the-court. It is fully on show in their performances, producing classic games year-on-year.
Roy Emerson – 6 – 1961, 1963-67
Novak Djokovic – 7 – 2008, 2011-13, 2015-16, 2019
Roger Federer – 6 – 2004, 2006-2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
Margaret Court – 11 – 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973.
Serena Williams – 7 – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2015, 2017.
Nancy Wynne – 6 – 1937, 1940, 1946-48, 1951.
The Australian Open Format has a 128-player main draw for each of both the men’s draw and the women’s singles events.
During the selection of players in the qualifying rounds, ‘seeding’ takes place, a technique used to separate the top players in the draw into two separate halves, so the top players will not meet in the early stages of the tournament. The top seed is the player with the highest current ranking. The draw is made in such a way that the top two seeds will not play against each other until they have made it through to the final.
The top-32 players in each draw are seeded in accordance with the ATP & WTA world rankings and are theoretically provided a protected passage to the later rounds of the tournament. However, ever year, there are upsets aplenty that send shockwaves through everyone’s odds, tips and predictions.
Quality expert Bookmakers with vast experience in sports betting are available for all your Australian Open betting requirements. We’ve got you covered with the low-down on Australian Open betting from the event favourites, through to tips on how to bet on the tournament dark horses, current odds, best bookie promotions and bonuses, top players, interesting history and fun facts. Sit back, relax and let us assist you in enjoying the fun and games of some potential big wins in this Australian Open betting guide.
Head-to-Head – Head-to-head betting on tennis is the simplest form of Australian Open Betting. Generally, the favourites will be priced at very low odds in the first few rounds of the Australian Open. Great value can usually be unearthed for betting on an underdog or the outrageously wild upset. In Melbourne, when sniffing upsets, always look for players from warm countries taking advantage of a European player coming out of a freezing winter to a boiling Aussie summer.
Multi betting – Multi-bets on multiple matches is ideal for improving odds to your favour. A multi-bet can include head-to-head, handicap, sets, and total match games.
Sets – Betting on the number of sets is very nearly always a good value bet, especially in the early rounds of a Grand Slam like the Australian Open. Players in the top 10 are expected to win in straight sets and the offered odds are usually better than those offered head-to-head.
Handicap betting – Similar to sports handicap betting, a tennis match usually has a handicap market. A handicap bet in tennis is usually determined by the number of games. The player with the minus sign is the favourite and a larger handicap means they’re expected to win by bookies. Meanwhile, the plus handicap signifies the underdog. Handicap betting is usually recommended for those who wish to put their money on an upset win.
Total match games – Total match games is another interesting tennis betting option. The number of games is calculated by the bookmaker and customers can either bet on unders or overs. For matches between evenly-matched players at similar odds, the over total match games is highly recommended. For one-sided matchups in the early rounds of a Grand Slam tournament like the Australian Open, the unders bet is an ideal one.
Other markets – The other tennis markets can include: First set exact score, total sets per match, games won by margin, total games by player etc. etc. The list of betting sites options is endless. Because Grand Slam tournaments are the biggest and generate the most interest by sports bettors, more varied markets are usually available than those at regular season ATP and WTA events.
*Other markets and bet types will become available closer to, and during the Australian Open date/s.